CWA NJ EXECUTIVE BRANCH CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS UPDATE | April 16, 2018

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CWANJ Tentative Agreement Notice April 16 2018 FINAL

Dear CWA Members,

WE HAVE A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT FOR A CONTRACT for State Workers (Executive Branch).

We reached an agreement on a July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2019 contract with the Murphy Administration that addresses all retroactive increments, clothing allowance and two across the board increases of 2% and 2%.

We will meet with Shop Stewards and get you the details of the Agreement this week. We will be announcing voting details and dates soon through our shop stewards and worksite broadcasts. You will be able to see everything in writing before the ratification vote.

We achieved our goals. The contract improves on the pattern set by other settlements and sets a foundation for our next contract. We bargained to receive all of our increments retroactively and raises for workers at max. There are no concessions in this tentative agreement. We protected the Contract.

We also know we waited a long time to reach this agreement and we have new issues to bargain for the next one. We will begin bargaining the next contract a year in advance, and have bargaining dates for the next round already scheduled in May 2018.

Your Bargaining Team unanimously supports this Agreement. When we fight— we win!

In Solidarity,

Your Bargaining Team

Renewed call for pension reform angers public employee unions | Video | NJTV News

A major recommendation of the Steve Sweeney task force is to cut back again on public pensions. At the headquarters of the CWA in Trenton, that’s not going over so well.
— Read on www.njtvonline.org/news/video/renewed-call-for-pension-reform-angers-public-employee-unions/

Blood Drive Survey – Education Equity Committee

The CWA Local 1033 Education Equity Committee is hosting a blood drive this fall and is in search of volunteers who want to donate and give the gift of life to someone in need.

Please fill out Blood Drive Survey – Education Equity Committee – August 10, 2018 and return to the Education Equity Committee.

In Solidarity!

New Jersey Supreme Court rejected Christie’s job banding rule which implemented far-reaching changes to the state’s promotion process.

VICTORY! Another door closed on a terrible chapter in Christie’s tenure. Today, the New Jersey Supreme Court rejected Christie’s job banding rule which implemented far-reaching changes to the state’s promotion process. Here’s our statement from CWA NJ Director Hetty Rosenstein on the Supreme Court “Job-Banding” decision:

“With the New Jersey Supreme Court today vacating Governor Christie’s ridiculous, infamous “job-banding” rule, we finally close the door on another terrible chapter in Christie’s tenure. Job-banding combined and blended groups of Civil Service titles and then permitted management to subjectively declare that hand-picked employees had achieved “competencies” and could be “advanced” through that range at management’s whims and wishes. Both the Assembly and State Senate passed resolutions declaring Christie’s ridiculous rule not within the intent of the law and declaring it void, but the Christie Administration implemented it anyway. CWA and the legislature challenged the job-banding rule in court and it took years to get to the Supreme Court. The Appellate Court rightfully found that Christie’s rule violated our state’s constitution which requires that promotions be made based upon “merit and fitness” through competitive examination where practicable and vacated the rule, but the Christie Administration appealed. Today, the Supreme Court upheld the Appellate Court’s decision. So ends yet another wasteful and sleazy Christie scheme.”

CWA Local 1033 Reading Program Initiative – NEW!!

Brothers and sisters, we are very proud to introduce the CWA Local 1033 Reading Program Initiative

If you are interested or would like to learn more, please click the link above.

In Solidarity!

CWA Local 1033 Next Generation Meet & Greet

Calling all Local 1033 Members under the age of 40!  Next Generation -Our mission is to identify, recruit, and train young CWA members who will serve and strengthen our movement for social and economic justice through engagement in CWA’s core programs, including CWA Strong, Human Rights, Organizing, and Political Action.

We are committed to making sure young workers have the opportunity to bring their knowledge and commitment to the forefront in CWA’s fight for economic and social justice.

If you’re a CWA member who is 40 or under and want to learn and lead, you belong in Next Gen.

Be part of CWA’s future.

Join us for a Next Generation meet and greet September 18, 2018 at CWA Local 1033 Office, 321 West State Street Trenton, NJ starting at 5:00PM.

Contact Misty Lammons for more information.  Cell 609-575-2640 Email: Mlammons@gmail.com

Education & Equity Committee Meeting 9/25/18 5:00PM at CWA Local 1033

Join us!  CWA Local 1033 Education and Equity Committee Meeting Tuesday September 25th 2018 at 5:00pm at CWA Local 1033 Headquarters.

CWA 1033 Membership Meeting

Brothers and Sisters,

Join us July 26, 2018 at 4:30PM at our CWA 1033 Membership Meeting held at the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial.  Dinner will be served.

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! Enjoy an awesome rendition of Katie Perry’s song Firework performed by the students at the Marie Katzenbach school for the Deaf. Talented young people that are cared for and taught by our Dynamic CWA Instructors and paraprofessionals of CWA Local 1033. 👏🙌🎆🎇🇺🇸 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv1fOwM_akI&feature=youtu.be

BREAKING: Budget deal reached NO SHUTDOWN!

Brothers and Sisters,

A budget deal has been reached INCLUDING A MILLIONAIRES TAX! NO SHUTDOWN!

We won. We’re going to work.

We are CWA STRONG!

In Solidarity,

John Rose, President

CWA Local 1031

Patrick Kavanagh, President

CWA Local 1032

Gaye Palmer, President

CWA Local 1033

Adam Liebtag, President

CWA Local 1036

Ken McNamara, President

CWA Local 1037

Shawn Ludwig, President

CWA Local 1038

Gladys Finnigan, Temporary Administrator

CWA Local 1039

Carolyn Wade, President

CWA Local 1040

Dennis Trainor

CWA District 1 Vice President

Hetty Rosenstein

CWA NJ Area Director

State Shutdown Countdown: Which beach are you on?